Aldi and The Irish Angus Youth Development Programme (YDP) will host the ‘Aldi Irish Angus YDP All Ireland Junior Stockperson of the Year’ competition this summer.
Twelve to 16-year-old elite junior angus breeders can participate in three different qualifying heats in Athlone, Charleville and Bonniconlon. Nine finalists will then compete to be Ireland’s Junior Stockperson of the Year at the Iverk Show on 24 August.
During the competition, finalists will have to prove their general knowledge of the Angus breed, preparation and presentation of the animal and their ability to show the animal, the German retailer outlined in a statement.
The individual named the Junior Stockperson of the Year will take home €1000, second places will win €500 and third place will receive € 300.
The remaining finalists will receive €200 each.
“We have a longstanding commitment to Ireland’s Angus cattle breeders and Irish beef, having sold an extensive range of premium private-label Angus beef for over ten years,” said John Curtin, group buying director, Aldi.
“The quality of Irish Angus beef is second to none and we are delighted to be doing our part to celebrate the next generation of skilled young Angus cattle farmers.”
People can enter the competition at Irish Angus Cattle Society’s website.
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